|Chang Tsi & Partners has appointed Martin Meng as partner in their Beijing office. Meng specialises in the electrical and electronic engineering aspects of patent protection. His expertise covers computer hardware and software, e-commerce, computer networks, communications, automated control, household appliances, and machinery. Meng has handled a large number of patent applications in the areas of electrical and electronic engineering. He has also provided legal services to domestic and international clients in patent documentation drafting, inquiry and search, patent reviews and invalidations, patent infringement analyses, patent administrative proceedings, investigation of patent infringements by administrative authorities, licensing and assignments of patent rights and know-how, and other matters related to intellectual property rights.
Chang Tsi & Partners has also appointed Howard Hao as the head of their patent department. Hao specialises in the machinery and electric aspects of patent law, covering general machines, home appliances, automobile, engine, semiconductor, medical device, food processing apparatuses, electromechanical control device, construction machinery, air compression devices, and industrial design. He also provides legal services in patentability, infringement analysis, patent re-examination and invalidation, patent administrative and legal proceedings, and other matters related to intellectual property rights.
KhattarWong has appointed Kelvyn Oo as partner in the corporate and securities department. Oo’s areas of practice include corporate finance, corporate and commercial law, capital markets, M&As, private equity and investment funds. He has extensive experience in advising issuers, funds and investment banks, advises issuers, funds, investment banks, listed and private companies in Asia and Europe on a range of equity securities issuances, compliance and regulatory matters, and on mergers, acquisitions and take-overs. He has represented hotel management groups and hotel owners on management agreements, development agreements and also brand use agreements.